Armbian 20.11.3 Released with Linux 5.9 Support for More Devices, PineCube Support

Armbian 20.11.3


The Armbian team released today Armbian 20.11.3 as the first bugfix update to the latest Armbian 20.11 series of their Ubuntu/Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution optimized for ARM development boards.

Armbian 20.11.3 comes just two weeks after Armbian 20.11 to add support for the latest and greatest Linux 5.9 kernel series to more devices, such as those based on 32-bit Rockchip and Marvell Embedded Business Unit (mvebu). Additionally, the Meson64-dev branch received support for the upcoming Linux kernel 5.10.

This point release also improves memory performance on the ROC-RK3328-CC (Renegade) platform, adds support for PINE64’s PineCube open-source Linux IP camera kit, as well as to add UTF-8 encoding support for all locales and a non-existing keyboard variant to the first login script.

Moreover, Armbian 20.11.3 introduces vnStat and ZFS support to MOTD, updates the fan configuration and enables network LED and UPS timer, adds SATA detection support on the Odroid-HC4 mini PC, and re-enables the UHS SDR104 mode for the Helios64 open-source Network Attached Storage (NAS) device and ROC-RK3399-PC board.

Among other improvements, this update addresses some GCC compatibility issues, reworks the download pages, makes the download and verification processes more reliable, add support to systematically cleanup distribution defaults, and marks Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) build hosts as deprecated.

Also improved is headers compilation and the order in getty override.conf. A system hang issue was fixed for mvebu DFS when in high I/O and the builder was updated to retrieve web seeds from the mirrors API.

Lastly, Orange Pi Zero2 was added as a work-in-progress target, which means that it would be supported in a future release. Meanwhile, if you want to run the latest Armbian build on your ARM devices, go ahead and download it from the official website.

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